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January 13th, 2016

Cocktail Hour: Berry Cream Soda Recipe

Cocktail Hour: Berry Cream Soda Recipe | Sara du Jour

This berry cream soda cocktail might be my new favourite drink. It all started when I discovered Galliano Vanilla Liqueur back in December. I love vanilla everything, from perfume to candles to desserts, so I was fairly confident I’d like this stuff, too. My next task was to design a drink that used it. After some experimentation, the Berry Cream Soda was born.

Some people love the taste of alcohol, and enjoy a glass of whiskey or bourbon on the rocks. I’m the total opposite. I like my cocktails as sweet as possible, with the actual alcohol concealed completely. If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, and like to get your buzzed covertly, then this is the cocktail recipe for you. As the name suggests, it tastes exactly like cream soda! (more…)

13. January 2016 by saradujour
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January 4th, 2016

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party | Sara du Jour

In December, I decided I would host a Christmas cocktail party for a few good friends from work. I dressed up, got my apartment holiday-ready, made a playlist of my favourite jazzy covers of Christmas classics (mostly Michael Bublé, Ella Fitzgerald, and She & Him), designed a menu of custom cocktails, and laid out a spread of cheeses, charcuterie, fruit, crackers, and more. { See what I wore here. } (more…)

04. January 2016 by saradujour
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December 28th, 2015

White Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bark

White Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bark Recipe | Sara du Jour

Christmas may be over, but the holiday season isn’t just yet. You’ve still got a few good days left before those darn New Year’s resolutions kick in, so why not take advantage of them and enjoy this indulgent treat? (Your body won’t know. I promise, this is scientific.)

This white chocolate fruit and nut bark is super easy to make and you (or your recipient) won’t be able to get enough of it. (more…)

28. December 2015 by saradujour
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December 24th, 2015

Cocktail Hour: Spiced Rum Apple Toddy

Spiced Rum Hot Apple Toddy Recipe | Sara du Jour

Few cocktails taste so much like Christmas than a spiced rum apple toddy. There are many different takes on hot toddy recipes, but this one’s my personal favourite. I served these up at my recent Christmas party (post to come!) and they were a big hit. They’re simple to whip up, delicious, warm, festive, and surprisingly potent. (more…)

24. December 2015 by saradujour
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December 22nd, 2015

Dark Chocolate Christmas Bark Recipe

Healthy Dark Chocolate Christmas Bark Recipe | Sara du Jour

If you, like me, love indulging in delicious holiday treats all through the month, but are still trying to eat kind of healthy, I’ve got just the recipe for you. There’s nothing more swoon-worthy or festive than dark chocolate Christmas bark, and since this one’s made with 79% dark chocolate and loaded with healthy nuts and dried fruit, it gets to stay off the “naughty” list.

As a bonus, as with all my recipes, it’s super easy to make. Believe me, if it requires actual culinary skills, it ain’t happenin’ in my kitchen. (more…)

22. December 2015 by saradujour
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December 19th, 2015

Bar Cart Essentials { Home Bar Haul }

Bar Cart Essentials |Sara du Jour

Bar carts seem to be popping up everywhere lately, and if you follow me on Pinterest, you know I’ve had my eye on them for quite a while now. I managed to get my own bar cart ready just in time for holiday entertaining. This project was truly a labour of love, from picking out each item, to planning the design of the cart, and finally, actually building the DIY bar cart itself. I am pleased to say that I now have a bar cart in my apartment, and I can’t wait to share all the details with you.
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19. December 2015 by saradujour
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December 14th, 2015

Cocktail Hour: Dillon’s Rose Gin + Tonic

Dillon's Rose Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipe | Sara du Jour
I’m strictly a gin drinker, and my go-to cocktail for any occasion is the gin and tonic. While the basic G+T never goes out of style, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to dress it up a little, and give the classic cocktail a modern update. Enter my Dillon’s Rose Gin and Tonic recipe – a delicious, slightly sweet concoction created to delight all of your senses. (more…)

14. December 2015 by saradujour
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November 10th, 2014

Halloween Cocktail Party

Halloween Party | Sara du Jour
Last Saturday night, I hosted a little Halloween cocktail party at my apartment for a few close friends. Halloween, both for kids and adults, is half about the junk food, and half about dressing up – so I had to make sure both elements were present at my party. (more…)

10. November 2014 by saradujour
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October 26th, 2014

Recipe du Jour: The Breakfast Burger

Egg Frittata Breakfast Burger Recipe | Sara du Jour
It all started with a question: can you microwave an egg? I did what anyone with a thought in their head and working internet connection would do: I Googled it. As it turns out, you can microwave an egg. I skimmed through a few recipes that included this method, from quiches to complex frittatas, some of which were made in a mug. When I saw that, an idea began to take shape in my mind, and a recipe was born. I call it the Smoked Salmon Egg Frittata Breakfast Burger, and it’s ah-maz-ing. (more…)

26. October 2014 by saradujour
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September 29th, 2014

Brunch in the Afternoon

Brunch in the Afternoon - Sara du Jour

A little while ago, I hosted brunch at my apartment for a few of my closest friends. The great thing about hosting is that you get to set the rules of the game. In this case, it meant that for one day, everyone had to operate on Sara time.

That meant brunch – in the late afternoon. (more…)

29. September 2014 by saradujour
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August 25th, 2014

Naturebox Canada Review

Naturebox Canada Review - Sara du Jour

I’ve never been one for subscription boxes. Things like Birchbox, and Glossybox, which send you a surprise selection of beauty samples each month for a set fee, hold little appeal to me.

For one thing, I’m very choosy with makeup and know exactly what I want (and don’t want). Giving up the ability to choose for myself in order to get a bunch of randomly-selected miniature products and potions that will just clutter up my bathroom counter is just not my thang.

Naturebox takes the idea of the subscription box, and applies it to healthy(ish) snack foods. Now this is exactly my cup of tea. Here’s why. (more…)

25. August 2014 by saradujour
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July 28th, 2014

Dinner at Rosewater Supper Club

Summerlicious Dinner at Rosewater Supper Club - Sara du Jour

Before Summerlicious in Toronto ended for the year, Lena and I determined to squeeze in one more fine dining experience before time ran out.

Lena suggested Rosewater Supper Club, a hotspot frequented by celebs like Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Wahlberg, David Beckham, and Sir Anthony Hopkins during the Toronto International Film Festival. (more…)

28. July 2014 by saradujour
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July 14th, 2014

Summerlicious at Canoe Restaurant

Summerlicious 2014 at Canoe Restaurant - Sara du Jour

Summerlicious in Toronto has rolled around again! That wonderful time of year when even twenty-something peasants like us (I kid) get the chance to try out the fanciest restaurants in the city at a much more reasonable price. I blogged about our experience at Toula restaurant during last year’s Summerlicious festival, but this year, we set our sights even higher. (more…)

14. July 2014 by saradujour
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July 4th, 2014

Recipe du Jour: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

Sara du Jour: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake Recipe

I’ve been trying to eat really healthy again over the past month, and while most of it has been smooth sailing, the thing that’s been the hardest to say goodbye to are processed sugar and fat-laden desserts, like cakes, brownies, and ice creams. Since munching on fruit just wasn’t cutting it when it came to my dessert cravings, I decided to invent a solution.  (more…)

04. July 2014 by saradujour
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June 21st, 2014

Live Organic Food Bar

Live Organic Food Bar Toronto

My dad’s a raw vegan, so for Father’s Day last Sunday, I invited him for a late lunch/early dinner to Live Organic Food Bar in Toronto. (more…)

21. June 2014 by saradujour
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